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Adobe Illustrator 9.0 Classroom in a Bookby Adobe
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Learn how to create professional-quality artwork for print or the Web using Illustrator 9, the world's most popular illustration application Updated edition of the worldwide bestseller Adobe Illustrator is one of the most popular vector graphics tools in the print and web industry Self-paced lessons are the ideal introduction to Illustrator's complex features "Adobe Illustrator 9.0 Classroom in a Book" shows users how to master Adobe Illustrator in short, focused lessons. Created by Adobe's own training experts, it covers all the new features of Illustrator 9, including added compatibility with Macromedia Flash, a new Transparency Palette, and superior vector and raster graphics. Readers start with an introduction to Illustrator's many tools, brushes, and palettes. Lessons include making selections, painting, gradient fills, drawing straight lines, using type and creating type masks, outlining paths with patterns, printing artwork, producing color separations, and preparing finished artwork for print or the Web. Each lesson builds upon the knowledge learned in previous lessons, so readers have a full tour of the software by the time they have finished the book. The cross-platform CD provides all the lessons and images needed for each chapter. Previous Edition ISBN - 1-56830-470-6
The Adobe Creative Team is made up of members of Adobe's User Education Group. They take their expertise in training users to work with Adobe products, combine it with the creative talents of the Adobe Illustrator team, and add the valuable content of the CD-ROM to make a unique learning package from Adobe Systems.
Book News Annotation:
This official training workbook is updated for the latest version of Adobe Illustrator. Adobe staff offer lessons in basic and advanced features of this graphics and publishing software for both Windows and MacOS platforms including creating basic shapes, transforming objects, working with type, creating airbrush effects, combining Illustrator graphics and Photoshop images, and preparing graphics for Web publication. Includes an interactive art file tour, a 21-page, graphics-filled toolbox and lesson review, and review questions and answers. The cross-platform CD-ROM includes lesson files.
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A self-paced guide to Illustrator 9, this book should be of use to those who want to master the key features of this updated illustration program. The companion CD-ROM includes project files for each lesson in the book, and each chapter builds upon the readers growing knowledge of the program.
Part of the official training series for Adobe graphics and publishing software, this text teaches both fundamental and advanced concepts of Adobe Illustrator, and may be useful to those with a beginner to intermediate level experience with Adobe. The included CD-ROM contains all of the practice files for the text.
Illustrator has long since grown from simple illustration tool to full-fledged graphics package. So don't waste time groping your way throughIllustrator 10's deep tool kit. Pick up Adobe Illustrator 10 Classroomin a Book, a thorough, self-paced guide to the key features of theprogram, developed by the staff at Adobe and packed full of professionaltechniques and tips.
Adobe Illustrator 10 Classroom in a Book delivers what no other bookcan promise: official training from Adobe, tested in the company's ownclassrooms and labs. This comprehensive workbook is structured as a seriesof lessons, with a companion CD containing all the necessary files. Eachchapter is a hands-on project, and each project builds on your growingknowledge of Illustrator. Review questions wrap up every lesson toreinforce the concepts you've just put into practice. With Adobe Illustrator 10 Classroom in a Book, you'll learn how to manipulate type, blend colors, apply special effects, and prepare your work forprinting and other output in record time.
About the Author
The Adobe Creative Team is made up of designers, writers, and editors who have extensive, real-world knowledge of and expertise in using Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing step-by-step projects to help both new and more experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.
Table of Contents
A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator.
Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area.
Lesson 2: Creating Basic Shapes.
Lesson 3: Painting.
Lesson 4: Drawing with the Pen Tool.
Lesson 5: Working with Brushes.
Lesson 6: Transforming Objects.
Lesson 7: Working with Type.
Lesson 8: Blending Shapes and Colors.
Lesson 9: Using Appearance Attributes, Styles, and Effects.
Lesson 10: Working with Layers.
Lesson 11: Creating Airbrush Effects.
Lesson 12: Drawing Cylinders and Boxes.
Lesson 13: Printing Artwork and Producing Color Separations.
Lesson 14: Combining Illustrator Graphics and Photoshop Images.
Lesson 15: Creating a Web Publication.
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